Tips on Self-Optimization

Do you know what self-optimization is? It involves analyzing your current body of work, evaluating the most successful pieces, and working on more pieces that are similar to those successful hits. Listen in to this week’s Online Writing Insider podcast (Self-Optimization for Writers) to get some self-optimization tips from the pros.  We’ve got advice on how…

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Smurf Smuggling

Carolus may be one of HubPages’ newest fiction authors, but he has already written several awesome fiction Hubs. Among them is Smurf Smuggling, a hilarious piece on the illicit and illegal transport and use of Smurfs. As an added bonus, Carolus created this recording of Smurf Smuggling– complete with awesome voices! I love what he’s…

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Mass Hysteria

What do fan deaths, koro, and the monkey man of New Delhi have in common? They are all associated with mass hysteria! Mass hysteria has plagued the human race of centuries, and as advanced as we might be, we still fall prey to this odd collective behavior.  One might even argue that thanks to the…

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The Seer

For the grand finale of the scary short story series we have been running on the Fascinating Fiction podcast this month, we have a very special episode! As a Halloween treat, we have Aficionada reading The Seer, a fantastic Hub by WillStarr. I hope you enjoy it! Big thanks to WillStarr for the great story…

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Nothing on the Other Side

There is something utterly fascinating about doors, be they serving as entrances to spaceships or covers of old, dusty wardrobes.  Paradigmsearch explores the fun plot device offered by the humble door- along with much, much more- in this excellent Hub! For those who like listening to stories as much as they like reading them, here’s…

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Theodore Shade

Though known primarily for his Emerland Wells Cafe series on HubPages (which has already been featured in the Fascinating Fiction podcast series), mckbirdbks also writes the occasional stand-alone short story.  One of these is Theodore Shade- a somewhat dark vignette that builds up an impressive amount of tension.  Have a listen! If you don’t have time…

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